Following are select press articles that cover Canvas portfolio companies, as well as, a few non-Canvas companies on which boards our partners continue to serve.
November 14, 2017 | Forbes
Jennifer Kaehms is Forbes 30 Under 30 – Venture Capital 2018
Jennifer Kaehms scored a job as an investment analyst at Canvas Ventures in 2016 after sending a cold email to partner Rebecca Lynn. She was promoted to associate in August 2017 after sourcing Luminar Technologies, which makes LiDAR, and working on diligence for Vida Health and Casetext.
November 13, 2017 | Forbes
The Size-Inclusive Fashion Movement Is At A Tipping Point And 11 Honoré Is Leading The Way
11 Honoré is more than an e-commerce marketplace, which is what makes the platform so powerful. The team is leading the size-inclusive fashion movement with an editorial platform featuring interviews with activists and designers like Candice Huffine and Prabal Gurung.
October 31, 2017 | Glamour
These Female Fashion Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Way We Shop
Out of all the thriving companies on our radar, there are three that stand out: The Modist, 11 Honoré, and Stitch Fix. They each target demographics that have been ignored in retail and aim to elicit a culture change in the industry—a shift we've seen overall as of late.
October 29, 2017 | CNBC
11 women who prove that health tech investing isn’t a boys’ club
CNBC set out to meet 11 female investors in both digital health and life sciences to find out what they'd change about Silicon Valley, how they got into venture, and what they're looking for.
October 27, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Size matters: New companies provide stylish clothing to women in expanding big, tall market
Plus-size women’s fashion is the hottest new segment of the fashion industry, as designers and entrepreneurs strive to satisfy customers deprived of the latest in high-end apparel, because they can’t find what they want in brick-and-mortar stores. And not a moment too soon.
October 16, 2017 | Pensions & Investments
Venture Capital Micro Funds on Pace for Record Year
Venture capital's old guard is under pressure by smaller, specialized competitors that are increasingly creating the first institutional relationships with entrepreneurs. "The early stage market ($15 million or less) is changing rapidly," said Paul Hsiao, co-founder and general partner at venture capital manager Canvas Ventures, which raised its first fund in 2013. "New names will rise to threaten the top five to 10 (venture capital firms)."
October 10, 2017 | The Mercury News
Paul Hsiao Comments on Q3 2017 Venture Investment Numbers
The numbers show that deals keep getting bigger, but fewer companies are getting a piece of the pie. That’s because investors are chasing big names like Uber and Airbnb, hoping for a massive payout, said Paul Hsiao, co-founder and General Partner of Canvas Ventures. New York-based WeWork, for example, closed a massive $3 billion round in August, and that alone accounted for 17 percent of the quarter’s overall investment into U.S. VC-backed companies, according to the Venture Monitor report. “The gaps are widening,” Hsiao said. “The perceived winners are just getting more capital than ever.”
October 10, 2017 | Bloomberg West with Emily Chang
Rebecca Lynn on Bloomberg TV – on Fintech, Venture Outlook, and More
Canvas General Partner Rebecca Lynn was interviewed by Bloomberg West's Emily Chang on a range of venture- capital topics of the day. They were both in Seattle for the Geekwire Summit which featured some of the most influential names in tech and venture.
October 10, 2017 | Geekwire Summit Video
“The VC View” Panel at Geekwire Summit
Cryptocurrency. Virtual Reality. Artificial Intelligence. Find out what’s hot in the startup world from three leading venture capitalists. Panelists include Rebecca Lynn of Canvas Ventures, Julie Sandler of Pioneer Square Labs and Sarah Tavel of Benchmark. Moderated by Emily Chang of Bloomberg TV.
October 4, 2017 | TechCrunch
Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in new funding
Today, the 65-person company is announcing $35 million in Series C funding led by Canvas that brings its total funding to just less than $70 million altogether.
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